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Riggs
10-17-2010, 07:54 PM
hey all, was going to get a handful of footballs autographed but not sure what kind of football to buy?

now i know the official "DUKE" football would be the best to get but they are very pricey. anyone in here ever buy a cheaper version of the Duke or a diffrent off brand?

I know you want to get something close to the best, kind of pointless to get a sweet sig & have it on a cheap ball. kinda kills the integrity of the auto i believe.

thoughts & maybe some pics of off brand footballs you have had signed would be great.

Thanks..

CRJSr9
10-17-2010, 08:38 PM
nfl supergrip-its 15.00 at any walmart-or you can find a duke replica ball and it's 30.00.the duke replica doesn't sign as nice as the supergrip.i hope this helps

Riggs
10-17-2010, 10:19 PM
yes that does help, thank you. does the super grip display nice? or can you spot it & tell thats a cheap ball?

CRJSr9
10-17-2010, 11:18 PM
i think it looks good-cmb i have a couple signed in there-check out the adrian peterson full name auto-thats signed on a supergrip.

Riggs
10-18-2010, 06:05 PM
that is a sweet peterson bal in your bucket. Next time im at Wal-mart, going to check out the super grip footballs for sure.

thanks a ton for your input

jyosi
10-18-2010, 06:14 PM
The super grip is the way to go. Pretty much the standard that everyone uses if they aren't using a real game ball.

bradero77
10-26-2010, 10:33 PM
I would personally just buy them one at a time and use Authentic The Duke balls. No comparison no matter what anyone says. I have a Devery Henderson ball that was given to me that was signed on a Super Grip. The auto has pretty much completely faded doue to whatever they use to make the ball super grip I assume. Remeber...you get what you pay for.

Another option is to buy The Duke ball with one white panel for auto's. I find they look nice if you can deal with the white panel. I only use authentic balls though.

Just my two cents...

jyosi
10-26-2010, 11:48 PM
I've never had a problem with super grips fading. Maybe the marker was a dud on the ball you have?

I agree you can't compare anything to an official game ball, but there aren't many guys I'd pay $70 for on a ball let alone for an unsigned ball. When the difference is $50+ on the price of a game ball to replica, it is hard to spring for the game ball. If money didn't matter I'd go game ball all day.

CRJSr9
11-03-2010, 05:37 PM
supergrips are fine-unless you have the 80.00 to spend evertime you want to get a autograph.